It would be a cheap shot to say Noura, is just a contemporary version of A Doll’s House, with an Iraqi-refugee wash. But, it gets us in the ballpark.
There are many intriguing parallels, but Raffo’s Noura borrows judiciously and enriches profoundly.
Author: Kathleen Campion
If you only have a minute and don’t need a lot of detail here’s the deal:
Cranston’s Howard Beale is such a sustained wonder of a performance that he crowds out the rest of the cast. Director Ivo Van Hove is fearless, rattling our cages with visual noise and a breakneck pace. Get a ticket.Read More
At the end of the first act, and then again after the last curtain call, my guest and I turned to each other and blurted out: “So much fun!” Short reviews have intrinsic value, and so I won’t be offended it you do not read on. Just go to The Prom. So much fun!Read More
The thematic thrust here is “binary is so last century!” It’s not so much politically edgy as it is gently teasing, a crash course on LBGTQ+ sensibility, but all very safe. This high-spirited production is for folks looking for a good time — a lot of pounding good music — young actors with powerhouse voices — and a director who knows his way around a farce.Read More
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